Here are my favorite albums released in 2015, in alphabetical order.

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Based In: Athens, Alabama
Label: ATO Records
Release Date: April 21, 2015
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Social: @Alabama_Shakes
My Favorite Tracks: Don’t Wanna Fight, Sound & Color, Future People
Bastien Keb – Dinking in the Shadows of Zizou
Based In: UK
Label: One Handed Music
Release Date: September 25, 2015
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Social: @Bastien Keb
My Favorite Tracks: Down River, Beat Without a Heart, Beat Without a Heart
Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Surf
Based In: Chicago
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: May 29, 2015
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Social: @DonnieTrumpet
My Favorite Tracks: Sunday Candy, Slip Slide, Familiar
Eska – Eska
Based In: London
Label: Naim
Release Date: April 27, 2015
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Social: @eskaonline
My Favorite Tracks: Gatekeeper, Dear Evelyn, Heroes & Villains
Farao – Till It’s All Forgotten
Based In: London
Label: Arts & Crafts
Release Date: September 11, 2015
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Social: @faraomusic
My Favorite Tracks: Warriors, Bodies
Floating Points – Elaenia
Based In: London
Label: Luaka Bop
Release Date: November 6, 2015
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Social: @floatingpoints
My Favorite Tracks: Silhouettes (I, II & III), For Marmish
Golden Rules (Paul White + Eric Biddines) – Golden Ticket
Based In: South London + Florida
Label: Lex Records
Release Date: August 7, 2015
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Social: @golden_rules_
My Favorite Tracks: The Let Down, It’s Over, Making A Move
Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon
Based In: Melbourne
Label: Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks
Release Date: May 4, 2015
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Social: @HiatusKaiyote
My Favorite Tracks: Breathing Underwater, By Fire
Humus – Sensibility / Sense
Based In: Finland
Label: BBE
Release Date: April 13, 2015
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Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Love Affair, Sh*t, When I Feel Lonely (I Dance)
The Internet – Ego Death
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Odd Future LLC
Release Date: June 26, 2015
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Social: @intanetz
My Favorite Tracks: Just Sayin/I Tried, Something’s Missing, Gabby
Jamie Woon – Making Time
Based In: London
Label: Polydor UK
Release Date: October 30, 2015
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Social: @jamiewoon
My Favorite Tracks: Celebration, Message
Jono McCleery – Pagodes
Based In: London
Label: If Music
Release Date: October 2, 2015
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Social: @JonoMcCleery
My Favorite Tracks: Desperate Measure, Bet She Does
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Based In: Los Angeles
Label: Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope
Release Date: March 16, 2015
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Social: @kendricklamar
My Favorite Tracks: How Much a Dollar Cost, Alright, You Ain’t Gotta Lie (Momma Said), Mortal Man



Other Great Albums That Came Out This Year (in alphabetical order)
The Amazing (Stockholm) – Picture You
Astronauts, etc. (Oakland) – Mind Out Wandering
Columbia Nights (Washington, DC) – In All Things
Emily King (NYC) – The Switch
Fat Freddy’s Drop (Wellington, New Zealand) – Bays
fLako (London) – Natureboy
The Gene Dudley Group (London) – Zambidoose
Ibeyi (Paris) – Ibeyi
Jamie xx (London) – In Colour
José González (Gothenburg, Sweden) – Vestiges & Claws
KRTS (Berlin) – Close Eyes to Exit
Leon Bridges (Fort Worth, Texas) – Coming Home
Lianne La Havas (London) – Blood
Marbert Rocel (Leipzig, Germany) – In The Beginning
Maribou State (London) – Portraits
The Milk (Wickford, UK) – Favourite Worry
Oddisee (Brooklyn) – The Good Fight
Portico (London) – Living Fields
The Rebirth (Los Angeles) – Being Thru The Eyes Of A Child
Roseau (London) – Salt
SiR (Inglewood, CA) – Seven Sundays
Tropics (Chris Ward) (London) – Rapture

Here are my favorite EPs released in 2015, in alphabetical order.

Art Nap – GIVENTAKE EP
Based In: NY + NC
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: December 2, 2015
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My Favorite Track: I Believe
Bells Atlas – Hyperlust (EP)
Based In: Oakland
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: May 28, 2015
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My Favorite Track: Future Bones
Electric Wire Hustle – Aeons EP
Based In: Wellington, New Zealand
Label: Bastard Jazz
Release Date: August 28, 2015
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My Favorite Track: March featuring Deva Mehal
Groeni – Hewn
Based In: Wellington, New Zealand
Label: Project Mooncircle
Release Date: February 24, 2015
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My Favorite Track: The Oak
Monsoonsiren – Falstrati
Based In: Bengaluru, India
Label: Project Mooncircle
Release Date: January 30, 2015
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My Favorite Track: Photographs
Nao – February 15
Based In: London
Label: Little Tokyo
Release Date: May 1, 2015
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My Favorite Track: Golden
The Rooks – Wires EP
Based In: NYC
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: June 29, 2015
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My Favorite Track: Secrets
tennyson – Like What EP
Based In: Edmonton, Canada
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: November 23, 2015
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My Favorite Track: Too Long
Zak Abel – Joker Presents
Based In: UK
Label: Atlantic UK
Release Date: February 6, 2015 (UK release)
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My Favorite Track: Wise Enough

The Main Ingredient on East Village Radio – Episode #318 (January 6, 2016)
twilight and twilite tone – higher (ubiquityrecords.com)
alabama shakes – don’t wanna fight (atorecords.com)
ephemerals – you’ll never see me cry (jalapenorecords.com)
zak abel – wise enough (atlanticrecords.co.uk)
bells atlas – future bones (bellsatlas.bandcamp.com)
the internet – just sayin/i tried (odd future llc)
just a band – winning in life featuring owuor arunga (just-a-band.com)
bastien keb – down river (onehandedmusic.com)
kendrick lamar – alright (top dawg/aftermath/interscope)
jamie woon – celebration (polydor.co.uk)
donnie trumpet & the social experiment – sunday candy (donnietrumpet.com)
samm henshaw – better (sonymusic.co.uk)
the rooks – secrets (therooksband.bandcamp.com)
dr. dre – animals featuring anderson .paak (aftermath/interscope)
sir – n.b.n. (freshselects.bandcamp.com)
floating points – silhouettes (i, ii & iii) (luakabop.com)
roseau – accelerate (bigdada.com)
tennyson – too long (tennyson.bandcamp.com)
teen daze – pink (paperbagrecords.com + teendaze.bandcamp.com)
kwabs – cheating on me (tom misch refix) featuring zak abel (soundcloud.com/kwabs)
columbia nights – now featuring diggs duke (recordbreakin.com)
harriet brown & astronauts etc. – fiction (soundcloud.com/company-record-label)
cee-lo green – robin williams (atlantic)
nao – golden (little tokyo)
kendrick lamar – how much a dollar cost featuring james fauntleroy & ronald isley (top dawg/aftermath/interscope)
tropics (chris ward) – house of leaves (innovativeleisure.net)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly show on East Village Radio presenting brand new soulful underground music from around the world and interviews with the artists making it, recorded live in NYC.

Here are my favorite albums released in 2014.

S O H N – Tremors
Based In: Vienna/London
Label: 4ad
Release Date: April 7, 2014
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Social: @SOHN
My Favorite Tracks: The Wheel, Bloodflows, Artifice
Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser
Based In: Brooklyn
Label: Brain Feeder
Release Date: June 3, 2014
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Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Decisions, Already There, The Antidote
Fatima – Yellow Memories
Based In: London
Label: Eglo Records
Release Date: May 12, 2014
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Social: @queenfatima
My Favorite Tracks: Do Better, Biggest Joke of All, Family
Emma Donovan & The PutBacks – Dawn
Based In: Melbourne
Label: Hope Street
Release Date: November 11, 2014
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Social: @EmmaDonovanDAWN + @theputbacks
My Favorite Tracks: My Goodness, Voodoo, Under Away Dawn
Submotion Orchestra – Alium
Based In: Leeds, UK
Label: Counter Records
Release Date: November 25, 2014
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Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Worries, Trust / Lust, Rust
James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical
Based In: Dublin, Ireland
Label: Vagrant
Release Date: January 14, 2014
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My Favorite Tracks: Cavalier, All Points, Gold
Sinkane – Mean Love
Based In: Brooklyn
Label: DFA
Release Date: September 2, 2014
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Social: @sinkane
My Favorite Tracks: New Name, Yacha, Hold Tight
Chet Faker – Built On Glass
Based In: Melbourne
Label: Downtown Music
Release Date: April 15, 2014
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Social: @Chet_Faker
My Favorite Tracks: 1998, Talk Is Cheap, Gold
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband
Based In: Gothenburg, Sweden
Label: Seven Four/Republic
Release Date: MONTH DAY, 2014
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Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Pretty Girls, Paris, Let Go
Electric Wire Hustle – Love Can Prevail
Based In: Wellington, New Zealand
Label: Okayplayer
Release Date: September 8, 2014
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Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Look In The Sky, Light Goes A Long Way, To See You Again
Jesse Boykins III – Love Apparatus
Based In: NYC
Label: NoMadic Music
Release Date: April 22, 2014
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Social: @jesseboykins3rd
My Favorite Tracks: Plain, The Wonder Years, B4 The Night Is Thru
BADBADNOTGOOD – III
Based In: Toronto
Label: Innovative Leisure
Release Date: May 6, 2014
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Social: @badbadnotgood
My Favorite Tracks: Since You Asked Kindly, Can’t Leave The Night, Kaleidoscope
Ambient Jazz Ensemble – Suite Shop
Based In: London
Label: Here & Now
Release Date: June 9, 2014
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Social: Facebook
My Favorite Tracks: Eyes Wide Open, The Journey, Cinematize, Jazz-Face



Other Great Albums That Came Out This Year (in alphabetical order)
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
Dawn Pemberton (Vancouver) – Say Somethin’
Diamond District (DC Area/Brooklyn) – March On Washington
Dorian Concept (Vienna, Austria) – Joined Ends
Illum Sphere (Manchester) – Ghosts Of Then And Now
Jungle – Jungle
Lone (Manchester) – Reality Testing
M&O (Chicago) – Almost Us
Natural Sequence (Moscow) – Galactic Soul
Peliroja (NYC) – Injusticia
Pell (New Orleans) – Floating While Dreaming
Phil Beaudreau (Los Angeles) – Ether
Sorceress fka Funkommunity (Auckland, New Zealand) – Dose
The Souljazz Orchestra (Ottawa) – Inner Fire
Sylvan Esso (Durham, NC) – Sylvan Esso
Teebs (Los Angeles) – E s t a r a
Thom Yorke – Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
Todd Terje (Oslo, Norway) – It’s Album Time
Tôg (Oslo, Norway) – Feiring
Wildbirds & Peacedrums (Stockholm, Sweden) – Rhythm

Here are my favorite EPs released in 2014.

Nick Hakim – Where Will We Go, Pt. 2
Based In: “East Coast”
Label: Earseed
Release Date: September 15, 2014
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My Favorite Track: I Don’t Know
James Tillman – Shangri La EP
Based In: NYC
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: April 29, 2014
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My Favorite Track: And Then
Oscar Key Sung – Holograms EP
Based In: Melbourne
Label: Two Bright Lakes
Release Date: May 25, 2014
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My Favorite Tracks: So Here, All I Could Do
Segilola – Somewhere Along The Line EP
Based In: London
Label: King Deluxe
Release Date: February 3, 2014
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My Favorite Track: Paint The Way
Phoenix and the Flower Girl – photo synth thesis EP
Based In: UK
Label: Self-Released
Release Date: April 22, 2014
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My Favorite Track: Smile
Hiatus Kaiyote – By Fire EP
Based In: Melbourne
Label: Sony
Release Date: November 28, 2014
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My Favorite Track: By Fire

The Main Ingredient Radio Show Episode #279 (January 6, 2015)
bläp dëli – love&yourimagination (pragmatictheory.bandcamp.com)
taylor mcferrin – decisions featuring emily king (brainfeedersite.com)
nick hakim – i don’t know (earseed)
fatima – do better (eglorecords.com)
s o h n – artifice (4ad.com)
chet faker – 1998 (downtownmusic.com)
emma donovan & the putbacks – my goodness (hopestreetrecordings.com)
sinkane – new name (dfarecords.com)
tourist – patterns featuring lianne la havas (mondayrecords.co.uk)
natural sequence – here at last featuring muc j (free-crates.com)
zetroc – facsimile (zetrocmusic.bandcamp.com)
long arm – sleepsafe featuring i.v.a. & ruslan gadzhimuradov (projectmooncircle.com)
james vincent mcmorrow – cavalier (vagrant.com)
m&o – run! (mnosoul.bandcamp.com)
robat – the words (soundcloud.com/thebandrobat)
brasstracks – say u will (soundcloud.com/brasstracks)
illum sphere – near the end (ninjatune.net)
oscar key sung – all i could do (two bright lakes/warner music (au/nz only))
james tillman – and then (jmtill.com)
aneesa strings – simpin’ (aneesastrings.com)
submotion orchestra – worries (counterrecords.com)
segilola – paint the way (kingdeluxe.ca)
garden city movement – move on (bldg5records.com)
caribou – back home (mergerecords.com)
diamond district – erything (mellomusicgroup.com)
wildbirds & peacedrums – keep some hope (theleaflabel.com)
rachel brotman – grant it cause (rachelbrotman.bandcamp.com)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show (formerly of East Village Radio – R.I.P.) presenting brand new soulful underground music from around the world and interviews with the artists making it, recorded live in Harlem NYC. Listen anytime at jonolivermusic.com.

The Main Ingredient Radio Show Episode #235 (January 7, 2014)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show Episode #235 (January 7, 2014)
the procussions – virginia wolf (theprocussions.bandcamp.com)
stepkids – symmetry (stonesthrow.com)
dj koze – ich schreib’ dir ein buch 2013 (pamparecords.com)
!!! (chk chk chk) – one girl / one boy (warp.net)
abigail wyles – mantra (mtarecords.co.uk)
the twilite tone – do it properly (soundcloud.com/thetwilitetone)
tanya morgan – for real (imprint180.com)
diggs duke – is it love? featuring vaughan octavia (brownswoodrecordings.com)
b.j. smith – umi says (nunorthernsoul.co.uk)
jose james – sword + gun featuring hindi zahra (bluenote.com)
okapii – don’t mind the rain (gsmusic.wordpress.com)
falty dl – kenny rolls one (ninjatune.net)
omar – simplify (freestylerecords.co.uk)
charliered – lovely (tristate inventory)
columbia nights – as we are (brother spanky’s upper room remix) (recordbreakin.com)
zaki ibrahim, kid fonque, dj whisky – be (atjazz.co.uk)
dan electro – lead me on (soulab.com)
todd terje – strandbar (samba version) (olsen)
the hics – lines (sqemusic.com)
sohn – bloodflows (4ad.com)
kenautis smith + black spade – look around featuring ari lourdes + demetrius upchurch (allnaturalhiphop.com)
booker t – sound the alarm featuring mayer hawthorne (concordmusicgroup.com/labels/stax)
ephemerals – things (part 1) (ephemerals.bandcamp.com)
shortcircles – sometimes things are exactly as they seem (plugresearch.com)
alice russell – i loved you (tru-thoughts.co.uk)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.

Here are my favorite albums of 2013 in alphabetical order. The spotify playlist at the bottom includes my favorite tracks from each release.

Bells Atlas – Bells Atlas
Based In: Oakland
Label: Self-Released through bellsatlas.bandcamp.com
Release Date: June 18, 2013
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Social: @BellsAtlas
My Favorite Tracks: Incessant Noise, Jyeah, Capable People
CharlieRED – MUSE.
Based In: NYC
Label: Tristate Inventory
Release Date: September 3, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Smile To You, Lovely, Gotta be a God, Champion
denitia and sene. – his and hers.
Based In: Brooklyn
Label: Input
Release Date: March 19, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: lucy.loosie, trip.fall., she’s not the only one.
Diggs Duke – Offering For Anxious
Based In: Washington, DC
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Release Date: December 1, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Is It Love?, Something In My Soul, Harsh Words With The Oracle
Disclosure – Settle
Based In: Reigate, Surrey, England
Label: PMR
Release Date: June 3, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Latch, Second Chance, Tenderly
DJ Koze – Amygdala
Based In: Germany
Label: Pampa
Release Date: March 22, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Ich schreib’ dir ein Buch 2013, Nices Wölkchen, Amygdala featuring Milosh
Falty DL – Hardcourage
Based In: NYC
Label: Ninja Tune
Release Date: January 18, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Straight & Arrow, Kenny Rolls One, She Sleeps
Jai Paul – Jai Paul
Based In: London
Label: (Unauthorized Bootleg Release of Demos)
Release Date: April 13, 2013
Jai Paul Soundcloud
My Favorite Tracks: Track 7, Track 3, Track 5
Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon
Based In: London
Label: RCA
Release Date: March 4, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Diamonds, Green Garden, Make Me Lovely
Omar – The Man
Based In: London
Label: Freestyle Records
Release Date: June 24, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Simplify, Come On Speak to Me, I Love Being With You
Quadron – Avalanche
Based In: Los Angeles (via Copenhagen/Hovedstaden, Denmark)
Label: Vested in Culture/Epic
Release Date: May 31, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Favorite Star, Neverland, Hey Love
Rhye – Woman
Based In: Los Angeles/Toronto
Label: Polydor Ltd. UK
Release Date: March 5, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Shed Some Blood, The Fall, Last Dance
Shortcircles – Between Waves
Based In: Oakland
Label: Plug Research
Release Date: July 2, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Sometimes Things Are Exactly As They Seem, All I Can Be For You, Patience

Other Great Albums That Came Out This Year
Ainslie Wills (Melbourne) – You go your way, I’ll go mine
Alice Russell (Brighton, England) – To Dust
Alice Smith (NYC) – She
Amel Larrieux – Ice Cream Everyday
Atoms for Peace – Amok
Black Milk (Detroit) – No Poison No Paradise
Bonobo (Brooklyn/NYC) – The North Borders.
Booker T (Los Angeles) – Sound The Alarm
Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love
Chico Mann (Jersey City, NJ) – Magical Thinking
Ephemerals (London) – Nothin Is Easy
Eric Lau (London) – One of Many
Fat Freddy’s Drop (Wellington, New Zealand) – Blackbird
Gold Panda (UK) – Half Of Where You Live
Gregory Porter (NYC) – Liquid Spirit
James Blake (London) – Overgrown
Jesse Boykins III (Brooklyn/NYC) – P.O.P (Purpose or People)
Ladi6 (Auckland, New Zealand) – Automatic
Lady (Nicole Wray & Terri Walker) – Lady
Marley Carroll (Asheville, NC) – Sings
Milosh (Toronto) – Jetlag
Mop Mop (Andrea Benini) (Cesena, Italy) – Isle Of Magic
Myele Manzanza (Wellington, New Zealand) – One
Myron & E – Broadway
Osunlade (Santorini, Greece) – A Man With No Past Originating The Future
Raashan Ahmad (Oakland) – Ceremony
Sandra St. Victor – Oya’s Daughter
Shigeto (Detroit) – No Better Time Than Now
Skyzoo & Antman Wonder – An Ode To Reasonable Doubt
Sweatson Klank (Los Angeles) – You, Me, Temporary
Tanya Morgan (Brooklyn) – Rubber Souls
Thundercat (Los Angeles) – Apocalypse
Toro Y Moi (Berkeley) – Anything In Return
William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?
Yosi Horikawa (Japan) – Vapor

Here are my favorite EPs of 2013 in alphabetical order.

Dirg Gerner – Dirg Gerner EP
Based In: London
Label: Eglo Records
Release Date: July 8, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Before Its Over, Vicious Cycle
Eska – Gatekeeper EP
Based In: London
Label: Earthling Recordings
Release Date: November 20, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Red, Gatekeeper
FKJ – Time for a Change EP
Based In: Paris
Label: Roche Musique
Release Date: July 8, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Unchained, So Much to Me
KRTS – The Foreigner EP
Based In: Berlin
Label: Project Mooncircle
Release Date: December 6, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Berlin Girls, Sunrise Over Warschauer
Sampha – Dual EP
Based In: Morden/London
Label: The Young Turks
Release Date: July 29, 2013
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My Favorite Tracks: Without, Indecision, Can’t Get Close

Other Great EPs and 12″s That Came Out This Year
Alice Russell (Brighton, England) – Midnight At The Beverly Laurel EP
B.J. Smith – Dedications to the Greats
Black Orange Juice – We Started Alone EP
Fatima – “Family” / “La Neta”
Freeze-Tag (Cleveland, OH) – Eskimo EP
Maribou State (London) – Truths EP
Olaf Stuut (Amsterdam) – Siren EP
Pomrad (Antwerp, Belgium) – This Day EP
Rachel Brotman (NYC) – Anecdote EP
Raleigh Ritchie (UK) – The Middle Child EP
The Rooks (NYC) – Something You Can Take
S O H N (Vienna/London) – Bloodflows
Todd Terje (Oslo, Norway) – Strandbar
Ty (London) Kick Snare And An Idea Part 2
Vindata (Los Angeles) – Paradigms
Yumi And The Weather (Brighton, UK) – All We Can

The Main Ingredient Radio Show – Episode #234 (December 31, 2013)

The Main Ingredient Radio Show – Episode #234 (December 31, 2013)
sampha – without (theyoungturks.co.uk)
lone – airglow fires (randsrecords.com)
disclosure – latch featuring sam smith (pmr)
quadron – favorite star (vested in culture/epic)
james blake – retrograde (polydor ltd. uk)
fat freddy’s drop – mother mother (the drop)
jai paul – track 7 (bootleg demos)
fkj – unchained (rochemusique.com)
pomo – so fine (soundcloud.com/pomobeats)
falty dl – straight & arrow (ninjatune.net)
zero 7 – don’t call it love (soundcloud.com/zero7)
vindata – all i know featuring akw (audiomack.com/artist/vindata)
rhye – shed some blood (polydor ltd. uk)
denitia and sene. – lucy.loosie (input)
dirg gerner – before its over (eglorecords.com)
eska – red (earthling)
charles murdoch – dekire featuring oscar key sung (futureclassic.com.au)
thundercat – heartbreaks and setbacks (brainfeedersite.com)
olaf stuut – siren (atomnation.net)
bells atlas – incessant noise (bellsatlas.bandcamp.com)
the internet – partners in crime, pt. two (oddfuture.com)
kaytranada – all we do featuring JMSN (kaytradamus.bandcamp.com)
eric lau – for you featuring tawiah (kilawattmusic.com)
charlieRED – smile to you (tristate inventory)
krts – berlin girls (projectmooncircle.com)
laura mvula – diamonds (rcarecords.com)
philip owusu – goodnight (philipowusu.bandcamp.com)

The Main Ingredient is a weekly radio show covering brand new soulful underground music from around the world, featuring as in-studio interviews with the artists making it. New episodes can be found Wednesdays at noon at jonolivermusic.com. The show began in May 2009 as a weekly broadcast from East Village Radio’s storefront studio on 1st Ave. & 1st St. in NYC and continued there until EVR closed it doors in May 2014. This episode is from the East Village Radio Archives.